Earlier today, I logged into my Yahoo! email to find that the never-ending tinkering by web designers yet again up-ended my sense of normalcy. They had ruined my morning email session by forcing me to accept change long before I could accept the fact I was at work and the fun-filled camping weekend with family and Moby was set in the annals of history. For distraction, I turned to tasks at hand, which for the next two weeks mostly revolve around tormenting students via exams. It was not until late in the day, when I returned to retrieve my electronic mail, that I discovered a surprise that immediately reversed my earlier misgivings concerning the perpetual modification of what I have come to consider as my personal emailverse (couldn’t they at least get my opinion before they hide the links I use most often and re-sort all my categories????). This revelation came in the form of an email from my friend Tom in which he commended the new email theme option, a development I failed to see in my first and second encounters with the metamorphosed site. So why the praise and my change of heart? Turns out one can now have camper van road trip backdrop on their email page….
EDIT: Photo credit for the Yahoo theme picture below needs to go to Peter Alau who kindly sent a link to his Flickr page and additional pictures from his road trip in Colorado. See them here. Thanks Peter.